I think this is the most important thing that has happened to the Mexican-American people -that we now feel that we belong to this country. That this is truly our "country" and we may keep our pride and our dignity. That we are Mexican in origin and in blood, but we also now have the feeling that we are accepted as Americans also! DR. HECTOR P. GARCIA
Read the transcript of an interview recorded by the U.S. Archives and National Records Service - General Services Administration recorded by Dr. David G. McComb. It is retained in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library Oral History Collection as part of the University of Texas Oral History Project.
Listen to a 1981 audio interview from the radio program the Mexican American Experience in which Dr. Hector gives a response to the "states' rights" speech by then President Ronald Reagan. This interview is available from the archives of Center for Mexican American Studies, Department of History, The Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas Austin.